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An acid attack on a woman is reported every ~3 days in India. Follow this thread for insights on acid attacks and other crimes against women #Chhapaak #AcidAttack
Over the 5 years to 2018, 716 cases of #AcidAttack against women have been reported in India under section 326A of the Indian Penal Code. Reported cases declined 11% from 148 in 2017 to 131 in 2018, latest national crime data show. #Chhapaak #DeepikaPadukone
West Bengal reported the most, 36 or 27% of all, #AcidAttack cases against women in 2018, followed by Uttar Pradesh (32) & Telangana (10). These 3 states accounted for nearly 60% of all reported cases in 2018. #Chhapaak #DeepikaPadukone
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Haven't seen #Chhapaak. But hope it highlights KEY issues of #acid violence in India:
1) No control on its sale & distribution.
2) It's cheap & available everywhere.
3) Police often don't take action.
4) Hospitals refuse victims.
5) No medical or monetary compensation for victims
2/ The aim of this THREAD is to urge #DeepikaPadukone who is the star & also the producer of the film #Chhapaak, to ensure that the acid attack survivor #LaxmiAgarwal, on whose life the film is based, ensures Laxmi gets a profit & royalty based dividend in the film. She needs it.
3/ Acid survivor #LaxmiAgarwal on whose life Film #Chhappak is based on, lives in desperate poverty. In Sept 2018, she was on the verge of being evicted from her room with her baby. She had only Rs5000/- and does not get paid for any show she's invited to.
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